President bids farewell to Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt, who was laid to rest in capital today

WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba bade farewell to Namibia’s Ambassador to Egypt, the late Andrew Anyanya ‘Bongi’ Intamba, who was laid to rest at Heroes’ Acre in the capital today.

The 67-year-old Intamba died last week Tuesday at the Rhino Park private hospital in Windhoek.

Pohamba said the life of late Intamba was a shining example of dedication, commitment and patriotism.

The Head of State said Intamba’s departure represents a grave loss to the family and to the nation, and the government stands firmly with the family during this difficult time of sorrow and bereavement.

Intamba was born on the 14 April 1947 at Onalushwa village in the Tsandi Constituency of Omusati Region.

In 2007, Pohamba conferred the honorary rank of Army Colonel on Intamba during the 31st commemoration of the launch of Namibia’ armed struggle for his contribution as a former PLAN Field Commander.